General Director Nigel Redden rejoined Spoleto Festival USA in October 1995. He had previously been general manager from 1986 to 1991. After leaving the festival in 1991, Mr. Redden served as executive director of the Santa Fe Opera and executive producer of the Lincoln Center Festival.
As general director of Spoleto Festival USA, Nigel Redden is responsible for all aspects of the festival including fundraising, financial administration, marketing, union negotiations, artists’ contracts, board development, and programming.
Nigel Redden also leads the Lincoln Center Festival as director. He was director of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Dance Program from 1981 to 1986 and has served on various NEA panels over the years. Nigel Redden graduated from Yale University with a bachelor of arts degree in art history.